Meadow

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. He’s still poetic and hard to pin down, but if there’s one criticism, it’s that his fondness for the midtempo-to-slightly-uptempo range risks making things run together.
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    There is a samey quality to his last several releases that Buckner seems incapable of shaking. [#15]
  3. Paste Magazine
    50
    Meadow may amount to less than the sum of its parts, but those parts are often pretty great. [Sep 2006, p.78]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. marnold
    Dec 12, 2006
    9
    best since Bloomed.
  2. DPLSounds
    Oct 4, 2006
    8
    Still utterly unque, Buckner has successfully made the transistion from alt-country pioneer to indie-rock experimenter. Thought Doug Still utterly unque, Buckner has successfully made the transistion from alt-country pioneer to indie-rock experimenter. Thought Doug GIllard's familiar guitar often overshadows the somber poetry of Bukner's lyrics and delivery, the two seem to work very well together. The Bruse-Hornsbyesque piano lines on a few songs make sections of the album feel a little poppy, but Buckner's density and husk is still present all over this thing. Full Review »